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Multiple tanks with one regulator? Hardware suggestions?

Discussion in 'General Plant Topics' started by Russ, Oct 3, 2005.

  1. Russ

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    I'm going to set up a 75g tank next to my 46g bow front and I'm wondering if I could do without another regulator. Aquariumplants.com sell some multiple manifolds with needle valves, but the prices are outrageous ($79.99 for a double). I'd rather have another regulator, solenoid, and needle valve for that price.

    Does anybody know where I can get something like this for less? Is it possible to use really good quality air gang valves?

    Thanks,

    Russ Johnson
     
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    Re: Multiple tanks with one regulator? Hardware suggestions?

    Yeah! Thanks Alex.

    -Russ
     
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    You're right about the bubble counters. That place has them for 15 bucks though which is less than anywhere else I've seen.

    -Russ
     
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    Re: Multiple tanks with one regulator? Hardware suggestions?

    I actually sprung for the double manifold with bubblecounters from Aquariumplants.com, which was a total waste of money because I just use the bubble counter on my reactor instead. Though it was nice to have the manifold preinstalled; not sure how much of a hassle that would have been.

    Vin :D
     
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    Re: Multiple tanks with one regulator? Hardware suggestions?

    alexperez, a very good suggestion on co2 manifold,good price and they work great. i'm using this one myself,but my supplier has discontinued stocking them. good to know some one still carries at a resonable price.thats what this website is all about,to help each other out. regards,cornhusker :) :)
     
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    Re: Multiple tanks with one regulator? Hardware suggestions?

    Before they even offered multiple manifolds I guess about 3-4 years ago, I made my own using brass 1/8" Tees and male threads.

    Simply buy the needle valve of your choice, and add as many Tee's as needed.
    The brass Tees cost 1$ or less.
    The needle valves run from 11$ for the clippards to 40$ for the Swagelok each, depending on how much you wanna spend.

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    tom, thats why these planted tank websites are so usefull. the brass t idea could have saved me some $$$. i have so much equipment laying around gathering dust,makes me sick.you try this,you try that syndrom.everyone keep up the good suggestions. regards,cornhusker :) :)
     
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    Re: Multiple tanks with one regulator? Hardware suggestions?

    Corn,

    That's why I often give away my left over junk!!!!
    I upgrade and help new folks out.

    I hate "pack ratting".
    My sisters have the pack rat gene, not me.

    Just make sure you help new folks out and have them stop before they spend a ton of $.

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  11. Russ

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    Tom or others,

    Where is a likely source for tees and needle valves?

    Thanks,
    Russ
     
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    Any Lowes, Home Depot, hardware store etc carries the 1/8" brass Tees/male nipples etc.

    The needel valves can be bought from many places, depends on the brand you want. Fabco is sold by Dave Gomberg, Clippard are sold direct or several folks sell them on line, Swagelok is a good brand also.

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